Chanukah celebrated in a Calgary mosque
Published Sunday, December 13, 2009 5:49PM MST
It was all about dialogue Sunday at a Calgary mosque.
The Muslim community learned about the Jewish holiday Chanukah.
Muslim and Jewish families met at the Green Dome Islamic School and Mosque.
They spent the day sharing their beliefs and traditions, something both groups say is very important
"We live in a multi-cultural society and we have to know each other, we have to understand each other, we have to understand our values and customs which may be different from my values and customs so we need a better understanding of each other," said Iman Syed Soharwardy with the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada.
"There's more things that are similar than are different in various faiths and it's very important for people to get together and learn about each other and talk to one another and understand what those similarities are," said Judy Shapiro with the Calgary Jewish Community Council.
Soharwardy says this is probably the first time Chanukah has been celebrated in a mosque.